Saturday, December 4, 2010

Come See the Store. . . it's Lookin' Fab and Festive!

Hi all!

I worked yesterday, but it was not a normal day in the floral department. It was year-end inventory day. Not my favorite thing to do (all that counting) but I finished a bit early so took some photos of the decorations around the store.

I'll start with where I spend most of my days. Here's a shot (just like the one I took at Halloween time) as you walk toward the floral dept.





And here are a few photos of the department. This first one is of my bouquet case.




This is where I place most of the 6-inch plants.




And of course we have all sorts of Poinsettias! Even purple for those non-traditional-loving shoppers!




This one is my favorite this year. White poinsettia, painted with a gold shimmer. . .so elegant!




Gotta love the glitter!




A few fun things we sell this time of year.












And now for the decorations around the rest of the store. You may have seen this tree in the Flickr discussion thread.




Here's another sort of tree!




These next photos are of cute decorations, placed up high in the various departments. Excuse the weird angles. . .tough to get a good shot from down below.
















This is how we decorate the signs down each isle. I'll have to let my boss know that the Bar Soap/Cleaners sign is a bit crooked! :)




And here is what hangs over the cashiers. Remind you of a certain Hero Arts Snowflake?



I will have to take a couple more photos at the end of this week. We are having an open house with lots of food demos, an ice sculpture and remember the big haunted house that our fabulous cake decorator made out of graham crackers? (See it here.) Well, she is in the process of making a big huge church! Can't wait to show you!

Hope you enjoyed the tour of the store! Have a wonderful week! :)

20 comments:

Sue McRae said...

What a fabulous work environment Barb, so beautiful and colourful! I would definitely be happy working among all those flowers!

CanadianScraps43 said...

Wow what wonderful decorations. I could use some of those here at my house!Lol! I love the pointsettia's especially the white and red ones. The tall Santa and tree is something that I would buy for sure. Wow this place looks so beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

Virginia L. said...

Thanks for sharing these festive photos! I can feel the Christmas spirit :) LOVELY, my friend!

CinnamonSally said...

Great photos Barb, thanks for sharing!!

GrammySue's Creations said...

Hi Barb, I have enjoyed all of your Christmas pictures -- I love all the festivities this time of year. Thanks for sharing them. Hugs to you.

Sue said...

*Wow* Barb, the store looks great, even a humbug would feel festive walking through the place. I really really love the Snowflakes, all the cute decorations too. Many thanks for taking the photos, it is always a pleasant change to see the surroundings of where our virtual friends live, one learns so much from these posts. Perhaps Dawn and I should show a little of our surroundings.
....I am so enjoying this time of year....
Smiles:)

Kathy (krolski) said...

How fun! Thanks for sharing these pics Barb! It's nice to see such a festive display.

kath said...

wow barb i loved my little snoop around the store....those gorgeous ponsettias and those cute christmas folks....thanks for sharing...hugs kath xxx

alexandra s.m. said...

very festive indeed!
Thanks for sharing ~

Hannah said...

Oh how lovely! So bright and cheerful - thanks for sharing these photos!

Michelle said...

Love these pictures Barb! The poinsettias are so beautiful! All the decorations ar wonderful!

Nancy said...

Thanks for sharing the fun and festive decorations....you've gotten me in the holiday spirit!
blessings!

walchowDesign said...

Thanks for sharing, Barb! It's always nice to see a different kind of deco compared to the Netherlands! The poinsettias are just lovely with all the glitters! You've done a great job with decorating the flowers corners!

Nat said...

so festive and fun, love these photos and the purple poinsettias are amazing!!

Deirdre said...

So fun Barb, love them. Thanks for sharing.

Simone said...

Awesome photos Barb! Thanks so much for sharing them! They are so fun and those purple poinsettias are gorgeous! :)

Sanne said...

Thanks for sharing all these great pictures Barb!

Joy said...

Oh Barb, the shop looks fantastic, just love your photos, thanks for sharing them, looking forward to seeing the ice sculpture, hugs!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful tour of the store! Can't wait to see the church.

Kathy said...

Hey Barb, I can see that you have been busy and the store looks amazing..I want to come and shop here!!!!!!! I get at least half of the shoppers come just to see you. Your heart is made of gold. Thanks for shinnning it on me! HUgs to you,Kathy